Almost 90% of Mozambican children arriving at school unable to speak Portuguese - Government
The Mozambican LNG project led by Anadarko is continuing its support for education in Mozambique, with a second donation of US$250,000 for the design and implementation of an e-learning platform, promoting the adoption and use of interactive methodologies in teacher training institutes and the in-service training of primary school teachers.
This initiative is part of the BETTER Project – designed and implemented by the non-profit organisations Progresso and CODE, funded by the Government of Canada and supported by the Ministry of Education and Human Development (MINEDH), and will be implemented in the provinces of Cabo Delgado, Niassa, Tete and Maputo.
In 2017, the Mozambique LNG project donated US$250,000 to produce elementary textbooks in Portuguese, Emakhuwa, Shimakonde, Ciyaawo, Kimwani and Cinyanja and contribute to literacy in the four provinces. More than 110,000 copies of 66 titles were distributed to four teacher training institutions in Cabo Delgado, Niassa, Tete and Maputo and to 54 primary schools, benefiting more than 87,000 students and more than 1,500 teachers.
“We are happy to continue to support these initiatives, aimed at improving student reading, teacher training and improving the teaching-learning process. Education is an important vector for the development of children on the one hand, and the country on the other. Through this initiative and the support we have been giving to other initiatives in various areas, we want to bring benefits to Mozambicans and contribute to the country’s sustainable development,” Anadarko Vice President and Managing Director in Mozambique Steve Wilson said
“As the project develops , the benefits for the country will increase. These benefits include the training of skilled labour, employment and business opportunities for Mozambican companies.”
For Elisabeth Sequeira from Associação Progresso, “this is an example of how it is possible to combine synergies between public and private institutions and civil society organisations, both inside and outside the country, to implement structuring projects for the country’s development. The education of our children is of course important for the present and future of our country”.
The Mozambique LNG project is developing the first onshore LNG plant, consisting initially of two LNG production modules with a total capacity of 12.88 million tonnes per year to support the Dolphin/Tuna field located in the Rovuma Basin Area 1.
Anadarko Mozambique Area 1 Lda., a wholly owned subsidiary of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, is the operator of Area 1 Offshore with a 26.5 percent stake. The involved are Area Um, S.A (15 per cent), Mitsui E&P Mozambique Area1 Ltd. (20 per cent), ONGC Videsh Ltd. (10 per cent), Beas Rovuma Energy Mozambique Limited (10 per cent) , BPRL Ventures Mozambique B.V. (10 percent) and PTTEP Mozambique Area 1 Limited (8.5 percent).Source: Anadarko Moçambique Área 1 Lda. / Mozambique LNG - Press Release
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